Last year, Cosinaís Voigtlander division introduced a new lens in itís SL II lineup: the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm/3.5 Aspherical SL II. This tack-sharp 20mm wide angle lens produces stunning results and is a very good addition to any enthusiastís lens collection.
Disclaimer: this review was made with a lens purchased from Cameraquest. No vendor/dealer attribution was involved in this review. All images except for the product shots were taken by the author using a Nikon D700 DSLR. All images shot RAW (12-bit NEF) and were developed using either Lightroom 2.5 or Aperture 2.1 on a Mac Pro (Jan 2008 edition) with 8-cores and 12GB of RAM running the latest version of OS X ďSnow LeopardĒ at the time. All product images copyright 2010 Stephen Gandy All Rights Reserved and used with the authorís permission.
A little background (and a small sermon):
Autofocus lenses are great for certain things. I would never dream of shooting the ballet without one. Any time you need to shoot in a fast-paced situation, they are the catís pajamas. But when you want to shoot slowly and deliberately, nothing beats a manual focus prime lens.
I am also a Leica M shooter and one thing the Leica M-System taught me was that manual focus still has a place in modern photography. I truly feel that oneís best work can be achieved if you are willing to take responsibility for all aspects of the shot.
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